Twenty-four Democrats, 14 Republicans and two independents tossed their hats into the races for 18 elected Oktibbeha County positions before Friday's qualification window closed.
Recently acquired grant funding will give Starkville Police Department an unblinking watchman at one of Starkville's busiest intersections.
A special, non-partisan election to fill former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's 1st Congressional District seat will be held May 12.
Four pending ethics complaints against the Starkville Board of Aldermen charge the seven-person body with circumventing public discourse and trivializing transparency by improperly holding closed-door meetings.
When Sturgis Volunteer Fire Chief Greg Wall started his Friday morning, he didn't plan on taking a swim in the day's sub-freezing temperatures.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued a veto Friday to overturn a 4-2 board of aldermen decision severing ties with its long-serving insurance agent of record.
Despite one Starkville alderman's objection to Tuesday's interim fire chief appointment, outgoing Chief Rodger Mann says the move makes sense because it avoids numerous internal promotions.
Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn is leading the move for Starkville to sever ties with Tim Cox, the insurance agent who has served the city for almost two decades.
Three local charity organizations -- the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Salvation Army and Starkville Habitat for Humanity -- will compete for a $5,000 donation during March's Starkville Restaurant Week.
Tuesday's six-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting ended with the board's appointment of an interim fire chief, allusions of racism associated with the decision and two African-American aldermen exiting the meeting before the conclusion of business.
Starkville aldermen will discuss today a proposed $3 million general obligation bond and a potential 5 percent water rate increase.
Elections are now guaranteed for all five Oktibbeha County supervisors after a new District 4 candidate emerged last week.
A bond package financing a new Oktibbeha County industrial park could now move forward in April.
Two Gulfport men face armed robbery and kidnapping charges after a Friday incident near Mississippi State University's campus.
Starkville Police Department arrested two Macon men Wednesday on drug-related charges.
A lack of interest in surplus Starkville property could throw a wrench in the city's financial shell game associated with purchasing Cadence Bank's Main Street property.
Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert is considering a bid for former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's vacant House seat.
Time is of the essence for Oktibbeha County school administrators to come up with local funding to build a demonstration school.
Thirty-five candidates have now filed qualification forms for a variety of Oktibbeha County elections.
Starkville's takeover of its parks system appears unavoidable, but the department remains independent of the city for now as aldermen decide how to reform its soon-to-be advisory board.
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